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Re: Are there W3C definitions of presentation and content?

From: David Woolley <david@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
Date: Sun, 18 Sep 2005 10:18:59 +0100 (BST)
Message-Id: <200509180918.j8I9Ixl00443@djwhome.demon.co.uk>
To: www-style@w3.org

> I repeat, at the risk of being rude "What reason is there for  
> considering href part of the content?"

href is fundamental to HTML, without it would just be TML, just another
text markup language.  As the web is formed from hyperlinks, it is also
fundamental to the web, in the TBL sense, if not the mass media sense.
href is pretty much the one thing, other than the plain text, that you
couldn't remove from the content part of a "web page".

What you really seem to want is browsers to properly support the
definition of internal general entities.

Taking your correlated highlighting of all instances suggestion.  That
could be done as an extension to CSS.  If I were to propose it, I
would suggest that there be a selector operator that meant apply the
remaining selectors if the preceding sequence of selectors matched
anywhere in the document.  You then make the first part of the selectors
match a :active condition.

The main objection I would have to this is that it would be yet another
forward referencing case and therefore require backtracking as possible
new left hand side matches came into view.  The other potential problem is
that you might get circularity if the rules changed the target display
to none.
Received on Sunday, 18 September 2005 09:55:56 UTC

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